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Inspired by the real Dante Alighieri, but adapted for a new generation and a new medium, the hero of the game is a soldier who defies death and fights for love against impossible odds. The Italian mercenary Dante returns home from the wars to find that his beloved Beatrice has been murdered, and her soul pulled down into Hell by a dark force. He gives chase, and vows to get her back. For weapons, he wields Death's soul-reaping scythe, and commands holy powers of the cross, given to him by Beatrice.

"At the midpoint on the journey of life, I found myself in a dark forest, for the clear path was lost" (opening line of The Divine Comedy). In the game, Dante goes on a spectacular journey through the afterlife to save his beloved Beatrice from the clutches of evil. But what starts out as a rescue mission quickly changes into a redemption story, where Dante must confront his own dark past and the sins he carries with him into Hell. He faces the epic inhospitable terrain of the underworld, huge monsters and guardians, sinister demons, the people and sins of his past, and the ultimate traitor: Lucifer himself.

This game is also known as Dante's Inferno: Shinkyoku Jigoku-Hen in Japan.

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February 2010 NPD Number Crunch: BioShock 2, Xbox 360 top console sales

Dante's Inferno, Heavy Rain also rank on software charts

Mar 12, 2010, by Leo Chan | 3 comments
Dante's Inferno "Descent" trailer previews bosses from Hell

At the very bottom, Satan jumps out and yells, "SURPRISE!"

Feb 05, 2010, by Lydia Sung | 1 comment
Dante's Inferno TV spot dips into oldies music

There ain't no sunshine when Beatrice is gone

Feb 02, 2010, by Lydia Sung | 0 comments
Dante's Inferno video montage highlights gruesome QTEs

Hell needs to hire an interior decorator

Jan 29, 2010, by Lydia Sung | 0 comments
Dante's Inferno developer diary dives into 8th Circle of Hell

Punishing the fradulent with your big dirty scythe

Jan 12, 2010, by Sean Ridgeley | 0 comments
Dante's Inferno campaign promotes heavy reading

EA republishes part one of Divine Comedy with artwork & commentary

Jan 11, 2010, by Lydia Sung | 4 comments

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Mar 14, 14 8:44am

Developer: Visceral Games
Publisher: Electronic Arts

The Divine Comedy is often referred to as one...

Celes Leonhart
Oct 20, 11 11:41am

God of War clone” was the phrase that summarised the backlash Dante's Inferno...

Jun 02, 11 5:59am

Took me long enough, eh? But yeah, I caved in and bought Dante's Inferno, and...

Apr 14, 11 10:02am

We all know the story by now - Dante's Inferno is God Of War that's based on a poem...

nasty nappa
Aug 12, 10 7:27am
a disapiontment if you ask me short and repetative DantesInferno
Jul 22, 10 12:23pm
Has potential, but was let down by g ameplay. All you do is run down the path slashing shit with a scythe. DantesInferno
Jul 20, 10 9:56pm
awesome and bloody, kind of gross though DantesInferno
Jun 28, 10 4:36am
Score: 65 Fun enough to run through. Too easy to platinum though. DantesInferno
Noble Beast
May 23, 10 10:07am

The Introduction:
We all love God Of War. Don’t lie. I know you did. It seems as if the...

Mar 18, 10 9:05pm
added 20 new concept art
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Release Dates
  • North America:
    • Feb 9, 2010 (PS3)
    • Feb 9, 2009 (XBOX360)
    • Feb 5, 2007 (Movie)
  • Japan:
    • Feb 18, 2010 (PS3)
    • Feb 9, 2010 (XBOX360)
  • Europe:
    • Feb 26, 2010 (PSP)
    • Feb 9, 2010 (XBOX360)
    • Feb 5, 2010 (PS3)
  • Australia:
    • Feb 25, 2010 (PSP)
    • Feb 9, 2010 (XBOX360)
    • Feb 4, 2010 (PS3)
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